Crimes Against People With Disabilities


Nearly 730,000 nonfatal violent crimes and about 1.8 million property crimes were experienced by people age 12 or older with a disability in 2008, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) said in a newly released report.

This is twice the rate of violent crime that effected people without disabilities. People ages 12 to 24 and ages 35 to 49 with disabilities were nearly twice as likely as people in those age groups without disabilities to be victimized. And disabled females were more likely to be victimized than males.

Read the full report here.

Use The Crime Report for more information on Violent Crimes.

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